A Friendly Reminder Of How The 'Gossip Girl' Stars Looked At The 2007 Premiere

Jillian Capewell

In September 2007, George W. Bush was president, everyone still had Razr phones and Blake Lively was only known as the cute soccer player from “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.”

Then S came back to New York and everything changed.

Blair Waldorf (aka Leighton Meester) made headbands cool again while Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley) became the unlikeliest high schooler to score a poem in The New Yorker. The CW’s “Gossip Girl” painted, however ridiculous, a portrait of privileged Manhattan teens that fans ate up.

Let’s check in on how our favorite subjects of the ever-watchful, titular Gossip Girl are doing now, a decade after the show premiered — plus, what they looked like at the show’s premiere.

Well, first, let’s speculate as to why Ed Westwick (Chuck Bass) kept making this one face ...

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Ed, WYD?? Moving on ... 

Blake Lively, 2007

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Blake Lively, 2017

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Leighton Meester

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Leighton Meester, 2017

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Penn Badgley, 2007

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Penn Badgley, 2017

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Pictured with Domino Kirke.

Ed Westwick, 2007

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Ed Westwick, 2017

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An important scarf.

Chace Crawford, 2007

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Chace Crawford, 2017

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Pictured with Kelly Rowland during the Hand in Hand telethon.

Taylor Momsen, 2007

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Taylor Momsen, 2017

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Jessica Szohr, 2007

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Jessica Szohr, 2017

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Kelly Rutherford, 2007

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Kelly Rutherford, 2017

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Connor Paolo, 2007

Connor Paolo, 2015

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  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.